On December 18, 2019, Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, wrote a letter to Fostering Change Community Organizers and adult allies. In the letter, she references Policy Solutions Day 2019 and thanks organizers for their determination to make BC’s child welfare system more comprehensive and universal.
She asks the organizers to help raise awareness about the provincial tuition waiver program by encouraging young people in and from care to take advantage of this opportunity. She also acknowledges Fostering Change Community Organizers’ concerns regarding the eligibility criteria for the tuition waiver program.
“I very much appreciate the feedback [on the tuition waiver program’s eligibility criteria] and it will be considered as we look at ways to improve upon the success we have had with the program.” – Minister Mark